Sunday, January 4, 2009

Welcome Commissioner Hartmann

Tomorrow, we welcome former Clerk of Courts Greg Hartmann as our third County Commissioner, replacing Pat DeWine.

I first met Greg before either of us was in political office, and we have gotten along very well ever since. Over the past two years (while he served as clerk), he and I worked closely together on a number of issues--from encouraging Hamilton County residents to be foster parents through our EveryDay Heroes campaign, to fighting the foreclosure crisis we've experienced the past two years.

I was also pleased to see, and agree with, Greg's campaign message of putting partisanship aside, and working together on our top priorities of economic and job growth and public safety.

We have a lot of work to do in 2009, and I greatly look forward to partnering with Commissioner Hartmann (and, of course, Commissioner Portune) to get the job done.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Public Safety? We hope so. In todays paper of record (Jan 5, Sun) things look bleak as it pertains to crime.

We need hope/solutions quickly. Everybody (neighborhoods,residents, leaders) have got to roll up their sleeves.

Humbly,

CAJD

Anonymous said...

Sorry - I can't "welcome" Hartmann, I remember his political alliance with Heimlich and DeWine too well and the results of that alliance will be with us for years to come.
Be as polite as you want - but, Hartmann's plea for nonpartisan work is only a ploy to cover his impotence on the BOCC and giving him "play" will only promote the GOP in the next election for the BOCC - and, I think that's YOU.
Giving Hartmann any accolades is foolish.
Besides, he doesn't deserve it

Nati Nubian Oracle said...

This is the man who fired those in the court, before becoming County Commissioner, who voted for Obama.

Welcome him to one term.

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